This degree option includes all of the general education courses required for the Associate of Arts degree plus additional courses from education. This degree option is intended to accommodate students interested in transferring their course work into a baccalaureate program in Teacher Education. Students who meet the graduation requirements of the ASE degree and who apply to one of these institutions may be granted admission to the Teacher Education program as juniors without loss of credits earned at SouthArk.

The degree plan consists of the General Education Core and up to nineteen credits in Education courses. Students should select the university they wish to attend to complete the baccalaureate degree and then enroll in the courses that are specified for that particular university. Students wishing to transfer need to meet with the SouthArk Education Program Director for additional information. Students taking the AS in Education degree program may also be eligible for a Certificate of General Studies by adding as an elective course CSCI 1003 Computer and Information Processing.

AS Education

Basic Studies Requirements

Reading — ACT 19 or above (or) ASSET 43 or above (or) COMPASS 83 or above (or) complete BSTD 0613 English II.
Writing — ACT 19 or above (or) ASSET 45 or above (or) COMPASS 80 or above (or) complete BSTD 0613 English II.
Math — ACT 19 or above (or) ASSET Intermediate Algebra Skills 43 or above (or) COMPASS 71 or above (or) complete BSTD 0513 Intermediate Algebra.

Those students whose Basic Studies scores are below minimum levels must enroll in Basic Studies courses and may concurrently enroll in program courses with the instructor’s permission. Minimum levels of basic skills must be attained prior to completion of the program.

Student requirements to be awarded the ASE degree
Have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher. (Please note that some four-year institutions require a higher GPA for acceptance into Teacher Education Programs).

Associate of Arts in Education

Basic Studies
BSTD 0603 English I BSTD 0613 English II
BSTD 0513 Intermediate Algebra

English Nine hours
ENGL 1113 Composition I
ENGL 1123 Composition II
SPCH 1113 Principles of Speech

Mathematics Three hours
MATH 1023 College Algebra

Natural Sciences Eight hours
BIOL 1004 Fundamentals of Biology
PHYS 2024 The Physical Sciences

Fine Arts/Humanities Nine hours
Three hours from the following: 
ARTI 2003 Art Appreciation 
MUSI 2003 Music Appreciation 
THEA 2003 Theatre Appreciation
PHIL 2003 Introduction to Philosophy
                Foreign Language (3 hours)
Three hours from the following:
ENGL 2213 Literature I
ENGLE 2223 Literature II
Social Sciences Eighteen hours
Three hours from the following:
HIST 2013 History of the U.S. to 1876
HIST 2023 History of the U.S. since 1876
PSCI 2003 American Government: National
Three hours from the following:
HIST 1003 History of Civilization to 1700
HIST 1013 History of Civilization since 1700
Twelve hours
PSCY 2003 American Government: National
PSYC 2003 General Psychology
GEOG 2003 Introduction to Geography
SOCI 2003 Sociology
ECON 2003 Macroeconomic Principles

Directed Elective four hours
HIST 2033 Arkansas History
PHED 1001 Physical Activity One hour or
HPER 1403 Personal and Community Health

Education Courses Fifteen Hours
EDUC 2003 Introduction to Education
EDUC 2313 Introduction to Educational Technology
EDUC 2033 Child Growth and Development
EDUC 2113 Math for Teachers I
EDUC 2223 Math for Teachers II

Education Elective Three hours
EDUC 2103 Child and Adolescent Literature
ECED 2503 Child Guidance
EDUC 2023 Survey of Exceptional Children

Suggested Course of Study for AS – Education
(All Basic Studies Class Completed)

FALL—SEMESTER I

COURSE #

COURSE NAME

CREDIT HOUR

ENGL 1110

Composition I

3

EDUC 2033

Child Growth & Development or EDUC 2053 Development & Learning

3

MATH 1023

College Algebra

3

HIST 2013

History of the US to 1876 or HIST 2023 or PSCI 2003

3

ARTI 2003

Art Appreciation or other Humanities choice

3

 

Semester Credit Hour Total

15

SPRING—SEMESTER II

COURSE #

COURSE NAME

CREDIT HOUR

ENGL 1123

Composition II

3

EDUC 2003

Introduction to Education

3

BIOL 1004

Fundamentals of Biology/Lab

4

HIST 1003

History of Civilization to 1700 or HIST

3

MUSI 2003

Music Appreciation or other Humanities choice

3

 

Semester Credit Hour Total

16

FALL—SEMESTER III

COURSE #

COURSE NAME

CREDIT HOUR

SPCH 1113

Principles of Speech

3

EDUC 2313

Introduction to Educational Technology

3

EDUC 2113

Math for Teachers I

3

PHYS 2024

Physical Science/Lab or Physical Science choice

4

ENGL 2213

Literature I or Literature II

3

 

Semester Credit Hour Total

16

SPRING—SEMESTER IV

COURSE #

COURSE NAME

CREDIT HOUR

EDUC 2223

Math for Teachers II

3

PSYC 2003

General Psychology or other Social Science choice

3

HIST 2003

History of Arkansas

3

EDUC 2103

Child and Adolescent Literature or Education Elective

3

PHED 1001

Any PHED Elective or HPER 1403

1

 

Semester Credit Hour Total

13

 

PROGRAM CREDIT HOUR TOTAL

61

Students must also maintain a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA.

Education majors may obtain more information regarding the PRAXIS CORE Exam by going to www.ets.org or by speaking to the Education Program Director.

The courses offered in the ASE degree program are also appropriate for students seeking licensure in a variety of Middle School and High School teaching fields as well as other K-12 licensures. Students should check with advisors at the four-year institution they plan to attend and the SouthArk Education

Program Director to tailor courses to meet specific licensure and degree requirements. Educator licensure for the State of Arkansas may be found at: http://www.arkansased.gov/divisions/human-resources-educator-effectiveness-and-licensure/educator-licensure-unit.

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